Spay and Neuter 101

The Basics

    What is spay and neuter?

  • Spay is the removal of a female animal's reproductive organs, while a neuter is the removal of a male animal's reproductive organs. Both are performed to prevent unwanted breeding. Learn more about the procedures.
  • Why should I spay or neuter my cat or dog?

  • Fixed animals live longer! Plus, there are many health, behavioral, and social benefits, as well. Learn more about it.
  • What are some common misconceptions about spay and neuter?

  • People think that fixing their animal will result in obesity, loss of protective behavior, or feel a loss if it doesn't have one litter. Learn the truth behind these and other spay and neuter misconceptions.
  • Top Two Myths Disproved

  • "Pet is too young" and "It's too expensive" are reasons cited above all other by owners for not altering their animals. Learn why these reasons are false.